CrowdMed is harnessing "the wisdom of crowds" to solve difficult medical cases online, many times less expensively and more quickly than the traditional medical system.

On CrowdMed, a patient with an unsolved medical mystery posts their case by answering a comprehensive set of medical questions, uploading relevant diagnostic and imaging test results, and selecting a subscription package. Then CrowdMed’s community of thousands of Medical Detectives may select and collaborate on solving it using chat, discussion, and point allocation features, while a patented prediction market technology accurately identifies the most probable diagnoses and solutions.

Using this innovative crowdsourcing methodology, CrowdMed has resolved over 1,000 real-world medical cases to date, with an over 60% success rate, for patients who on average had been sick for 7 years, seen 8 doctors, and incurred over $70,000 in medical expenses before submitting their case. The average case resolution time is 2-3 m...
CrowdMed is harnessing "the wisdom of crowds" to solve difficult medical cases online, many times less expensively and more quickly than the traditional medical system.

On CrowdMed, a patient with an unsolved medical mystery posts their case by answering a comprehensive set of medical questions, uploading relevant diagnostic and imaging test results, and selecting a subscription package. Then CrowdMed’s community of thousands of Medical Detectives may select and collaborate on solving it using chat, discussion, and point allocation features, while a patented prediction market technology accurately identifies the most probable diagnoses and solutions.

Using this innovative crowdsourcing methodology, CrowdMed has resolved over 1,000 real-world medical cases to date, with an over 60% success rate, for patients who on average had been sick for 7 years, seen 8 doctors, and incurred over $70,000 in medical expenses before submitting their case. The average case resolution time is 2-3 months and the cost is <$500 per case. CrowdMed’s clinical results have been validated by top academic researchers and presented at prestigious healthcare events including the PMWC, Health Innovation Summit, and TEDMED.

The company has raised $2.4M in venture capital to date from several top-tier Silicon Valley venture funds, including NEA, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen-Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, and Y Combinator, to disrupt the $320B Centers of Excellence market by crowdsourcing vastly more accurate, timely, and cost-effective diagnoses online. They've had significant media coverage since launch in April 2013, including features on Fox News, The Stossel Show, NPR, PBS, WSJ.com, The Economist, Smithsonian, ELLE, Bloomberg TV, and hundreds more.
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